Tag: strength training

Since Strong is the New Beautiful, Grab a Bigger Kettlebell

Women Need Heavy Strength Training to Counter Loss of Lean Muscle Mass (Women need heavy strength training is another recommendation from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice based on her book. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this…

Want to Feel Better as an Older Person? Lift Weights!

Weight Training for Older Cyclists and Runners Brings Better Health, Bone Strength, and Mobility Joan MacDonald was 70 years young when she started working out to deal with high blood pressure and acid reflux. Now look at her! Mike Harrington went to a personal trainer at 69-years-young to deal with weight gain and improve his…

Three Keys to Return to Strength Training in the Gym

Move Slowly in Return to the Gym Prior to the pandemic, my goal in the gym was to lift heavy things to build overall strength that I could tap for on-the-bike endurance.  I was deadlifting with a hex bar, using dumbbells for shoulder, back, and chest work, and doing a lot of kettlebell work, especially…

Foundation Strength Training online workout plan combines a custom mix of strength training, HIIT work, yoga, and endurance to meet your fitness needs.

How to Stay Motivated to do Online Strength Workouts

Get Accountability and Motivation With Foundation Strength Online Workout Plan Let’s face it: Unless you’ve been going back to a gym, your at-home workouts have not been good. kEven if you use an expensive or free online workout plan, it’s a challenge to keep going. Since the pandemic caused the shutdown in March, people have…

Why Your Cycling Endurance Training Plan Can Make You Fast

Building Your Cycling Endurance Improves Endurance Capacity, Strength, and Speed In a “normal” year, we’d all be checking off the adventures, events, rides, and races we targeted over the winter and spring. We would use periodization and a cycling endurance training plan to plan out our training to arrive at a peak fitness for our…

Why Should Older People Continue to Strength Train

When we started working together, my 70-something client could barely bend her hips and knees. Within several months, she was doing squats and finding new mobility to move. One of the best parts of my job as a trainer at the WAC is working with older members who are strength training.  Most of the time,…

Be patient with your new workouts since fitness adaptation takes time. Your body needs to adapt to the work before it makes changes.

Have Patience, You Won’t See Body Changes Right Away!

Fitness Adaptation Takes Four to Eight Weeks I wish I had a dollar for every person at my gym who starts a fitness program, then, after a couple of weeks, never shows up again. Fitness adaptation is the reason so many people stop their exercise and training plans after four or six weeks.  People with…

Nine Ways to Get to the Gym When It Feels Impossible

Improving strength and fitness requires changes in your lifestyle and daily habits, including how often you get to the gym. However, research shows that many people don’t consistently continue with their fitness goals because it can be really hard to get to the gym, even if you’re paying the monthly membership. But the beauty of…